Our Mission & Vision

Mission: To deliver a Bag of Fun to every child fighting a long-term or life-threatening condition.

Vision: We exist to bring joy, laughter and relief to every child whose health and happiness is threatened and/or compromised.

Our Core Values


Our Story

Bags of Fun Kansas City has delivered over 2,200 medical bags and over 60 mental health bags of fun to children fighting life threatening conditions, and to think it all started with a house party and a pancake breakfast 13 years ago.

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15,306

Bags Given Across the Country

12,006 in Colorado
2,600 in Kansas City
700 in Omaha

70%

of participants have utilized the items in the Bag of Fun to engage a patient during an encounter.

94%

of participants agree that engaging in play with the patient alleviated stress as a medical provider.

83%

of participants agree that items in the Bag distracted the child so that medical procedures/tasks could be administered in a more positive way.

88%

have patients that have received a Bag of Fun.

PLAY

The best distraction there is.

JOY

The best medicine around.

HOPE

A naturopathic healer.

BAGS OF FUN HISTORY - Delivering joy, laughter and relief to every child fighting a life-threatening disease or condition. SEPTEMBER 2004: Gabby Krause Foundation Established. MAY 2005: First BAG OF FUN Delivered in Colorado. AUGUST 2007: Expanded to kidney patients in Colorado. JANUARY 2011: Expanded to Kansas & Missouri. JANUARY 2012: Expanded to Epilepsy patients in Colorado. JANUARY 2015: Expanded to Nuero Rehab, Cardiac Surgery & GI patients in Colorado. OCTOBER 2019: 10,000th BAG OF FUN Delivered Nationwide. JANUARY 2020: Expanded to Nebraska. MAY 2021: Expanded to include Mental Health Bags in Colorado. JUNE 2022 - Gabby's Dream Fund Established. July 2023: Omaha expands to include Madonna Rehab Hospitals. September 2024: 20 years of Bringing Joy Laughter and Relief to kids in Colorado. 20 years of Bags of Fun.